power lines down. we never lost power at our hotel or our part here at kill devil hills but, you know, for the most part it's okay. the folks that have to worry now are the folks up in new england, nantucket, cape cod. if it's going to make landfall in the continental united states, it is going to be there and, again, it's category 2. maybe even dropping down to a category 1. but for the most part, i think here in the outer banks we dodged a major bullet. savannah? >> all right. al, working hard from kill devils hills, north carolina, this morning, thank you. after a week focused on international issues, the president is ready to remind everyone getting americans back to work is number one priority and the u.s. correspondent for "the financial times" joins me now. as we have been hearing this week at the white house, we covered that building, the administration looking at a ring of options, stimulus seems to be a bad word at least politically.